87th Annual Lantz-Stoner Reunion Set
Aug 04, 2014 03:19PM
● By Steven Jack
John Lantz and his wife, Anna Maria Schutt Lantz, and their son, John Peter Lantz photographed here in 1862.
The related Lantz, Eichelberger, Patterson, and Stoner families of Kendall, Kane, Will, and DuPage counties will hold their 86th annual reunion on Sunday, Aug. 10, at the home of Nancy Leppert Heaton and Roger Schmidt, at 1151 Simons Road in rural Oswego Township.
The related Lantz and Stoner families began their annual tradition in 1927 with separate reunions. The family has met on the second Sunday each August since the two families combined their family reunions in 1939. Last year, 59 family members attended.
The reunion’s traditional potluck dinner will begin at 1 p.m. Those attending are asked to bring lawn chairs, table service, a dish to pass, chicken or other meat sufficient for their family, and their favorite family memorabilia to share. Some soft drinks, lemonade, and ice cream will be furnished.
All members of the Lantz, Stoner, Patterson, Eichelberger, Slick, Schaal and other families related to John and Daniel Lantz, who settled in Wheatland and Naperville townships in 1850, or any descendants of Baltzer Lantz, who immigrated to Pennsylvania from the German Palatinate in 1750, are invited to attend and enjoy food and family fellowship.
From Plainfield or Joliet, take U.S. Route 30 west to 127th Street (Simons Road). Turn left (west) and follow it to 1151 Simons Road, which will be on the right side of the road. From Oswego, take Washington Street-Plainfield Road southeast to Simons Road. Turn left (east) on Simons and proceed approximately 2.5 miles to 1151 Simons Road. From Naperville, take U.S. Route 34 to U.S. Route 30, then east on Route 30 to Heggs Road. Turn right (south) onto Heggs and follow it to 127th Street (Simons Road). Turn right (west) on Simons and follow it to 1151 Simons Road.
Volunteers are needed to help with table set-up on Sunday, Aug. 11, at 11 a.m.Call Nancy Heaton at 630-554-2777 for more information or to volunteer.